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Reverse engineering an autoexposure system

So, I want to take some large format images with my neophot 21 microscope. This would be significantly easier 40 years ago, but it’s not 40 years ago, it’s now. This means a few things: can’t use the ...
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Advance lever stuck on Praktica BMS electronic

I started having an issue yesterday with my camera. I loaded a new roll of film in correctly and advanced the lever to feed it properly onto the spool. No issues there but I noticed that the advance ...
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Canon AE-1 aperture doesn't close down past f/4

So my Canon AE-1 Program aperture doesn't close down past f/4 when using the DOF preview. I've tried a different lens and same thing so it is a problem with the camera. Both the lenses I have are 50mm ...
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Why did my Olympus AZ-330 Superzoom not focus and wash out my pictures?

I am new to film photography and I took these pictures in bright lighting, without flash (I read about it, now I know I should have used flash). I used Kodak Gold 200 in these pictures, and my photos ...
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Film scans came back bright blue

I just bought a new canon sure shot telemax and the first roll I developed came back all bright blue images. I am wondering, is this likely to be an issue with the film that was in it (the camera came ...
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Shooting on B&W infrared film with Canon L glasses

Canon EOS-1V manual says about shooting on B*W IR film: Use a lens which provides IR index. With L-series lenses which do not have an infrared index, there is no need to compensate for infrared film. ...
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How to achieve an "are, bure, boke" look with analogue photography?

From The Photographers Gallery website, Daido Moriyama (b. 1938, Japan), a pioneering figure in the world of photography, has left an indelible mark with his distinctive style often referred to in ...
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Help! How can I fix my Canon Sureshot that keeps rewinding?

extremely new to film photography, picked up this camera from a thrift, was working fine (for context I had no film in). I was testing all the features, flash, etc. And it was working perfectly, ...
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Is the film still useable if the back of an analog camera opens while you're still on 0 shots and have just loaded in the film?

I just bought an analog camera 35mm ( see website: https://www.hema.nl/vrije-tijd-kantoor/instax/instax-cameras/analoge-fotocamera-35mm-60390006.html ) and I bought the Kodak Gold 200 iso 36exp 3-PAK ...
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Turn photofilm into projector

I have a photo film, and I want to make an old-style photo projector from it. The problem with simply using the film is that it's the negative of the photo. I figured out 2 solutions: shoot the ...
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How do I separate these double exposed images?

This shot was taken on a Samsung My-Cam f2.8 film camera on Kodak Gold 200, but for some reason, the winding mechanism failed and the shots which were back to back got double exposed. Luckily both the ...
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Light leak or am I the problem? [closed]

I am very new to film, so I understand that this may be some silly questions for you all, but your kindness and help is appreciated! I was recently gifted a Nikon FG20, which I took for some practice ...
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War Surplus film 616 [closed]

After cleaning out our parents homes, my husband and I came across some War Surplus film. I would like to find a place to develop them. Does anyone know of such a place?
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Contax tvs I: blurry pictures even though focus lock is on

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Possible origin of red cast in old slides?

I'm digitizing old family slides done by my father in the late 50s/early 60s. In the collection there are a bunch of pictures with a strong red cast: Here after digitization: I am wondering where ...
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What camera(s) produced negatives about 8mm x 18 mm in size. Three images per strip. They're likely pre-1940 era, not modern 110 film

I've found what appear to be contact prints from small negatives. There are three images per strip, each being about 8mm x 18 mm in size. They were found in a processing envelope from 1941, so ...
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Selecting lens filters based on ICC or DCP profiles

I have a shoebox full of very old 120 film and I'm experimenting around with it. I want to try to compensate the color shift with lens filters and see what the result is. I have made a few shots of a ...
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Color film developing issues

There's no problem with my camera, however when I try to develop color film, my negatives are consistently very dark. I am using CineStill and following the instructions exactly, to include push times ...
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Is this a light leak?

Vertical artifacts appear on every photo on Minolta XD-7, bought as "refurbished". Can this be easily fixed?
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How can I reduce motion blur in film photos without good lighting?

I use an Olympus om10 to shoot at Mavs games and I use Fuji film 400! Recently I’ve been taking in game photos but unfortunately the pictures haven’t been turning out so well! Here is an example ...
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What can cause extremly low density negatives?

I have just received a roll of film back from a lab and it had very low density, it was almost clear everywhere except the leader. I haven't used this lab before as I have always processed my own film....
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Will my new Ricoh FF-3 AF meter correctly without its photocell cover?

I love this camera for all of its '80s beauty, and it's mechanically working fine. But as you can see in the red circle, the part protecting the film-speed window and the photocell is missing. If you ...
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One side of photo dark (Pentax K1000, Kodak UltraMax)

I noticed in a scan I got back from the lab that one side of the photo is much darker than the other, in a gradient type of way. What reason could this be for? The photo was shot on a Pentax K1000 at ...
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How does Sebastiao Salgado achieve this look?

These photos are from the photo book "Genesis". The area I am curious about is in the dunes. I was having a tough time even coming up with adjectives to describe this photo. It almost looks ...
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The wrong focus in the cold

I took pictures with a "Start" film camera and, accordingly, 35mm. When photographing indoors, everything is fine, but only i take this camera outside in severe frost (below -15 ° C), the ...
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Film roll in film camera

I hope this is the right place to write my problem. I’m new in film photography. Yesterday I went for thrifting and found a film camera, that has film roll in it. I bought it hoping, that the film is ...
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How can I disable the flash on a Fujifilm Smart Shot Supreme?

I'm new to film cameras. How do I make the flash not go off when I take pictures with my Fujifilm Smart Shot Supreme? It seems to be automatic, so would I just hold down the flash part with my finger ...
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Accidentally wound film the wrong way on basic film camera

this is my first film camera and I followed the instructions to wind the film manually whenever I take a shot. As it was my first few times, I did it the wrong way and turned it anticlockwise. It felt ...
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I accidentally opened the back of my camera after taking 9 pictures. The count now says zero and the camera is stuck. What should I do?

I accidentally pressed the button to open the back of my camera but held the cover so it didn't open and no light got inside. It winds automatically and I could hear the sound of film winding but not ...
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Accidentally opened back of analogue camera while rewinding film, are all pictures lost?

I shot an entire roll of film on a Yashica FX-3 Super. While I was rewinding the film to remove, I thought I had rewound it all and opened the back. However, the film was not completely rewound and so ...
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Why would using eight cameras filming in parallel be an advantage in "budget" 8mm film production in the 1960's in Japan?

My Movies SE question What devices are this Japanese director(?) and his coworker looking through? If they are small format cameras, then why four right next to each other? includes several references;...
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What are these straight bright lines in the negative and scans?

I ran a test roll of Fujicolor C200 through a newly acquired Voigtländer Vito II. Upon closer inspection, all the photos have bright straight lines (take a look at the top 20% of the picture where the ...
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Why am I missing photos?

I got my photos from my disposable cameras and I’m missing about 18 of them out of 52. I was just wondering if I could get the rest of them back.
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Difference between Spectral Sensitivity and Spectral Dye Density, and how are they linked?

I read on a paper from kodak the differences between the two, but I'm still not sure if I understand it correctly. I'm pretty certain I understand the spectral sensitivity of film, as it is pretty ...
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How can I digitize very dark film?

A while ago I had the chance to try out analog photography. Due to unknown reasons in development (likely a problem with one of the liquids) the resulting film negatives are very dark. That is, if I ...
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Pentax ME every other roll is blank, is this one too?

Every other roll I’ve used on my Pentax ME this year has come out blank. Current situation is I got to 36 but no resistance to signify roll is finished. Instead, I am able to keep taking pictures and ...
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Testing out an old camera - why have the scans come out like this?

Found an old Goldeck medium format camera which I tested with a couple of rolls of film. Nearly all of the scans have come out this way even using different focus lengths. The last shot of the second ...
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Can I continue shooting APS film if I think the roll isn't fully exposed?

My new APS film says it is fully exposed after taking just one photo. Can I continue shooting with it?
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What ISO should I use on unbranded film?

I bought a bag of unbranded film. It was 60 dollars for 15 rolls so I couldn’t pass up. But obviously I don’t know the exposure or the ISO. Does anyone have a suggestions on the ISO/ASA I should shoot ...
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Did I get scammed buying this "vintage film negative"

I purchased a "vintage 8 x 10 film negative" of Shirley Temple on eBay supposedly from someones collection. I had assumed that by film negative it must be the actual film used in the camera ...
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Exposure meter's result EV relative to the film ISO density threshold

Let's take a film with properly measured ISO speed. It means that there is some threshold exposure where it's resulting density (if developed to a specific standard gamma) raises just slightly (there ...
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Flash and camera shutter not in time

I’ve searched far and wide but cannot find an answer. I recently purchased godox ct-16 to trigger my flash off the camera (canon a1). It worked perfectly on my digital camera and I copied the manual ...
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Olympus Trip 35 - focus problems

I have an olympus trip 35 film camera, and I just had 2 film rolls scanned and developed. Most of the results are blurry or out of focus. The photos that are taken with flash are sharp, and some close-...
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Viable way to adopt ~20mm lens to Olympus Pen F/FT film camera?

I am interested in Olympus Pen F/FT film camera system (APS-C on 35mm film). My largest concern is availability of wide angle lenses. I would like to have something like 28mm in 35mm equivalent, and ...
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Samoca 35 II Film Loading

I recently inherited a Samoca 35 II camera (a small scale-focus camera with a view finder from Japan). It seems to work well mechanically, but I can’t get the film to load and close the back. The ...
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Why are my film photos coming out so dark, even in bright sunlight?

I shoot with an Olympus OM-1n, 50mm Zuiko lens on Kodak Gold 200 film. It was a bright, sunny day so I was shooting with the following: Aperture: f/16 Shutter speed: 1/1000 ISO: 200 The photos were ...
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Why are all my photos shot with a M38 Kodak Film Camera coming out super dark?

I bought the Kodak M38 off of amazon for an easy point and shoot, but all my photos came out super dark and I obviously can't control the exposure. Can I do anything or is it just a bad camera? What ...
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35mm Film through airport security [duplicate]

I recently put some 35mm film in my checked luggage bag that I was taking on a trip. Basic Fuji Disposable Camera you can buy at Walmart/Target. I had not used them yet. I’ve been taking a bunch of ...
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Can I shoot a multiple exposure with more than 2 exposures without manual intervention?

I’m considering the Nikon F75 for a film project requiring multiple exposures per frame. Does the Nikon F75 have a mode where the frame does not advance, for an arbitrary number of multiple exposures ...
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Pentax K1000 settings question

I have a Pentax K1000 and 400 film that I’ll be using with it. I wanted to take some photos of my newborn in the hospital and was curious of the recommended settings I should use. Really want these ...
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